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Coherence in EU Competition Law

Wolf Sauter


This book provides an account of European competition law from the perspective of its coherence, in the context of modernization. Coherence is defined as consistency towards a clearly defined objective, in this case identified as the internal market. In addition, the performance on the variables efficiency and legitimacy is charted. While the focus is on antitrust, the book also examines merger and state aid control, as well as the sectoral regulatory frameworks for energy and electronic communications. For each of these the book looks at objectives, rules, and exceptions, as well as the way i ... More

Keywords: Coherence, competition law, antitrust, EU law, mergers, state aid, sectoral regulation, modernization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198749158
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749158.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wolf Sauter, author
Professor of Law, Tilburg University